Pleurosigma balticum ( ) W.Smith 1852
Pleurosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1852: 8, pl. 2, fig. 1
Published in: Smith, W. (1852). Notes on the Diatomaceae with descriptions of British species included in the genus Pleurosigma. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 2 9: 1-12, 2 pls.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst
Navicula baltica Ehrenberg
Type locality: Germany: Baltic Sea [Kiel] (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Ehrenberg; 23.x.1832; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Designated neotypes: Texel, Schorren Nature Reserve, 21-IX-1989 (Sterrenburg no. 280). Neotype BM 81615, isoneotypes deposited in ANSP, BRM (Sterrenburg, 1995: 402).
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Baltic Sea.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Reid, G. & Williams, D.M. (2003). Systematics of the Gyrosigma balticum complex (Bacillariophyta), including three new species. Phycological Research 51(2): 126-142.
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Patrick, R.[M.] & Reimer, C.W. (1966). The diatoms of the United States exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii. Volume 1: Fragilariaceae, Eunotiaceae, Achnanthaceae, Naviculaceae. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 1-688.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 11 September 2011 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
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Sterrenburg, F.A.S. (1995). Studies on the genera Gyrosigma and Pleurosigma (Bacillariophyceae) Gyrosigma balticum (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst, G. pensacolae sp. n. and simulacrum species. Botanica Marina 38(5): 401-408, 20 figs.
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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 July 2021.